Lot 378. Chen Wenxi (1906 - 1991)

Starting price: € 4 000
Auction date: 21.06.2018   12:15 UTC +01:00
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Lot 378 | Chen Wenxi (1906 - 1991)
CHINA, 20. Century
Duck couple in the reeds. Under glass, ink and colors, framed, on paper. Signature: "finger painting after the life of Wenxi." A seal of the artist: "Chen shi.".

Provenance: From a South German private collection - Chen Wenxi, one of the avant-garde pioneers of Chinese painting in Singapore. Born in Guangdong, he studied Chinese and Western painting at the Xinhua art Academy in Shanghai in Pan Tianshou (1889-1871), and others. In 1947 he left China and moved in 1948 to Singapore. There he taught at the Nanyang Academy of fine arts. Be-modern, semi-abstract style has been admired in the whole of East Asia. Over thirty exhibitions of his pictures in Singapore, China, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia and other countries, contributed to his fame. In Singapore, a medal for public merit and an honorary doctorate was awarded to him at the national University - Minim. Signs of age

33 x 44 cm

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